The National Lotteries Commission(NLC) officially opened their call for applications for funding financial year 2022/23 on 1 April 2022. They continue to fund worthy causes in the four different focus areas. The focus areas include Charities; Arts, Culture and National Heritage; Sports and Recreation and Miscellaneous.
Non-profit entities working for the public good are eligible for funding from the National Lotteries Commission. This covers a wide range of organisations including:
- Non-profit organisations (NPOs)
- Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
- Section 21 companies
- Public benefit trusts
- Sporting bodies and sports clubs
- Educational institutions
- Recreational clubs; and
- Cultural bodies
For the second financial year, the NLC has appointed grant funding management agents to assist organisations in applying for funding. NGOConnectSA is one of the approved grant funding management agents, here to assist organisations in applying for funding from the NLC.